Heart Institute Launches Stress Management Classes for Caregivers

Cardiac caregiving and the psychological, emotional, physical, social and financial stresses that may come with it poses health risks for the caregiver. Mounting evidence suggests caregivers (defined as those who provide informal, unpaid care to a loved one with a chronic condition or disability) may be at an elevated risk for developing cardiovascular disease themselves.

To this end, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation is launching stress management classes designed specifically for cardiac caregivers. Classes will cover communication strategies, meditation and mindfulness, unhelpful thinking habits, self-care and caregiver challenges, and more.

Stress Management for Cardiac Caregivers

  • Dates: Tuesday, January 14 to February 18, 2020.
  • Time: Classes will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and will be delivered for six weeks.
  • Location: University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, ON.

For more information or to register, please contact Esther Doucette at 613-696-7390 or Linda Varas-Brule at 613-696-7399.

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